Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 22 hours ago

Morse is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Jeff Baker will get the start at first base in place of Morse, who is batting .202/.264/.298 after an 0-for-4 showing Friday. A career .272/.331/.447 hitter against left-handed pitching, Morse is 0-for-12 against southpaws so far this season and is 6-for-27 with 12 strikeouts lifetime against Saturday's starter Cole Hamels.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 7 days ago

Morse is back in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

Morse was given a day of rest Saturday in favor of Justin Bour, but will return to the five-spot in the order Sunday afternoon. The 33-year-old had been in the midst of 3-for-19 skid, collecting zero extra-base hits over that stretch.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 1 week ago

Morse is not in the starting lineup Saturday against Washington.

Justin Bour will make a spot start for the Marlins and bat fifth Saturday against Nats starter Stephen Strasburg.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 2 weeks ago

Morse blasted his second home run of the season Saturday against the Mets.

The slugger's ninth-inning bomb, his only hit of the day, sparked a comeback rally that ultimately fell short. Morse is off to a decent start to the season with his new club, slashing .244/.306/.422 through 12 games while knocking in seven runs. He's been dropped back to the fifth spot in the order but should continue to see plenty of RBI opportunities throughout the season.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 3 weeks ago

Morse knocked a two-run double Sunday as the Marlins fell to the Rays.

Morse's big hit came in the bottom of the eight as Miami scrambled to come back in the game, though their effort ultimately fell short. Morse has yet to show much pop during his first week with Miami but has been steady in the cleanup spot, batting .261( 6-for-23) with four RBI.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 3 weeks ago

Morse went 2-for-4 batting out of the cleanup spot but left three men on base during Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

The two-hit game was Morse's first multi-hit effort as a Marlin, but he failed to make an impact on the scoreboard when given opportunity, grounding out with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning. Morse blasted five home runs during Grapefruit League action, but has yet to show a power stroke now that the games count. Through three contests Morse is batting .250 (3-for-12) with five strikeouts and no extra base hits.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 4 weeks ago

Morse went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Morse had a great spring training, slashing .347/.429/.673 with five home runs in 19 games, but it hasn't translated to regular season production through the first two games as he's just 1-for-8 with five strikeouts. It's just a two game sample though, and Morse figures to continue to bat fourth in the lineup, providing needed protection for Giancarlo Stanton.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 2 months ago

Morse went 1-for-3 with an RBI Friday batting out of the cleanup spot in a win over the Cardinals.

Morse has been swinging a hot stick this spring, knocking five hits in 13 at-bats with a double and a home run. Morse is impressing in his audition to function as Giancarlo Stanton's protection in an improved Miami lineup and figures to have ample opportunity to drive in runs this season, particularly if he continues to hit out of the fourth spot in the lineup.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 5 months ago

Morse has a greed to a two-year deal with the Marlins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The agreement has been confirmed by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, and it is currently pending a physical. Morse offers right-handed pop for the Marlins, and he'll likely project as a regular option at first base while losing the occasional start against tough righties to Garrett Jones.

Michael Morse 1B/LF MIA 5 months ago

The Marlins are reportedly close to signing Morse, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Marlins have Garrett Jones available to play first base against right-handed pitching, but it's possible that Jones' playing time against righties will be scaled back, especially since the Marlins have so much talent in the outfield with Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton covering the three starting spots as everyday players.